Urban Ekonomics - Legacy Scholarship Chicago

Urban Ekonomics Project – Legacy Scholarship Chicago: This award is provided by a community who knows the promise of education is true. This scholarship was put in place to celebrate personal accomplishments as well as stress the importance of being socially conscious. The scholarship is an investment in a brighter future. It’s a small amount of positive energy being transferred to the next generation, to help in their quest to make the world a better place. We believe in the next generation and want to do our part to help because we know you will be tomorrow’s leaders. Best of luck! The administrator of this scholarship will be Larry Gordon

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
Charter School Applicant Information ONLY: Click Here to Review IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS and Gain Access to Complete the Charter School Application

Eligibility Criteria:

  • CPS High School Senior (12th grade)
  • Underrepresented Minority Student (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American)
  • Must score a composite ACT of 24 or greater OR score a composite SAT of 1180 or greater
  • 3.2 GPA (weighted)

REQUIREMENT TO COMPLETE ESSAY QUESTION:
Review the Essay Topic: Please respond with your thoughts to this quote from Former President Barack Obama’s farewell speech.
“Let me tell you, this generation coming up — unselfish, altruistic, creative, patriotic — I’ve seen you in every corner of the country. You believe in a fair, and just, and inclusive America; you know that constant change has been America’s hallmark, that it’s not something to fear but something to embrace, you are willing to carry this hard work of democracy forward. You’ll soon outnumber any of us, and I believe as a result the future is in good hands.”

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Contact urbanekonomics@gmail.com

Award
$1,000
Deadline
04/20/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please respond with your thoughts to the aforementioned quote from Former President Barack Obama's farewell speech.
  2. In your own words, describe your personal definition of grit.
  3. Essay Question: You have graduated College, and are now a young professional. You return to your high school to speak with students about your journey through college and into the professional world. A student raises their hand and asks, "What do you see as your legacy?" Please think about how you would answer this question by thinking through where you want to be eventually and how your interactions with others mold your legacy.